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Cirilo / Villareal / Guerra / Martinez
Posted by: Lotus Cirilo Date: August 30, 2001 at 07:01:11
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I am trying to document our family heritage. What I know is outlined below. Our family roots were in Mexico and south Texas. Please contact me if you have any information to assist.

Our family name is CIRILO. My grandfather, Constancio CIRILO, and his brother, Alejandro CIRILO, were first enumerated on the 1920 US Federal Census in Hamilton County, Texas. Both families were from Mexico and both were married at the time. Their families later lived in Hidalgo County and in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

My grandfather, age 33, was married to Guadalupe GUERRA. At the time of the census, my grandparents had had only 3 of their 13 children, as they were married in 1915. These were Herminia (aunt Mina) CIRILO, Elodia (aunt Lala) CIRILO and Eleazar (Chal, my father) CIRILO. Children born after the 1920 census include: Alicia (Alice) CIRILO, Elizabeth CIRILO, Manuel CIRILO, Amelia (Emily) CIRILO, Daniel (Dan) CIRILO, Elias (Eli) CIRILO, Israel CIRILO, Leonel CIRILO, Emma CIRILO, RosaLee CIRILO. Most of my grandparents children are recorded in the Texas State Birth Index as having been born in Hidalgo County, Texas.

Uncle Alec (Alejandro CIRILO), age 31, was married to Elena MARROQUIN and already had five children at the time: Elvira CIRILO, Efraim CIRILO, Estes CIRILO, Erlinda CIRILO, and Leonor CIRILO.

The 1920 census states my grandmother, Guadalupe GUERRA, and the oldest child, Herminia CIRILO, was born in Guerrero, Mexico. My grandfather, his brother, and aunt Elena, it says, were born in Tamavilipas (Tamaulipas?), Mexico.

My grandmother, Guadalupe GUERRA, had a brother named Flavio MARTINEZ, who married a woman named Filipa CAVAZOS. I have their wedding photo. Flavio MARTINEZ was born 1890, probably in Guerrero, Mexico. His family lived in Hidalgo County, Texas. His children were Herminia MARTINEZ, Hortencia MARTINEZ, Favio MARTINEZ Jr., Maria de Refugio MARTINEZ, Generosa MARTINEZ, Adan MARTINEZ, and Eva MARTINEZ.

My grandmother, Guadalupe GUERRA, was the daughter of Pablo GUERRA and Maria de Refugio ALFRIDO. Her brother, Flavio MARTINEZ, was the son of Maria de Refugio ALFRIDO and (I believe) Refugio MARTINEZ. Maria de Refugio Alfrido is said to be the daughter of Rita Garcia and Daniel Ratcliff Alfrido, who was the son of Alfred Ratcliff and Trinidad TREVINO. I do not know the heritage of either Alfred Ratcliff or Trinidad TREVINO. Rita GARCIA is said to have been the daughter of Francisco GARCIA and Enepunisema GARCIA.

Constancio and Alejandro CIRILO were sons of Pedro CIRILO and Gavina VILLAREAL. Other children, according to my aunt Mina (Herminia), were Gumecindo CIRILO who married Elena MARTINEZ, Manuel CIRILO who married Sara SANCHEZ, Flora CIRILO who married either Genaro LOYA or Layn JENARRO, and Juan OLIVAREZ who married twice (1) Adela LOPEZ and (2) Sara PRON.

Gavina VILLAREAL is said to have been the dau of Andrea ZAMORA and Anastacio VILLAREAL. Andrea ZAMORA was the daughter of Hilario ZAMORA and Maria de Refugio TREVINO. Hilario ZAMORA was the son of Jose ZAMORA and Casimira OCHOA. I do not know the heritage of Maria de Refugio TREVINO. Hilario ZAMORA is said to have been the son of Jose ZAMORA and Casimira OCHOA (I do not know the ancestry of Casimira OCHOA). Jose ZAMORA is said to have been the son of Nicolas ZAMORA and Maria Inez (or Ines) MUNGUIA. Ines MUNGUIA is said to have been the daughter of Diego MUNGUIA and Josefa HINOJOSA.

I am working towards documenting and adding to all of the above. If any of this sounds familiar to you, please let me hear from you. Thank you.

Lotus Cirilo

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